Act Now! Urge House to Support Job Training Programs

Man holds megaphoneAttention Goodwill® supporters! U.S. House of Representative members need to hear from YOU about protecting funding for job training programs that support Goodwill’s efforts to help people to find jobs and advance in careers.

On June 20, the House Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee is likely to consider a bill to provide FY 2013 funding for the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education – including job training and employment programs that leverage and support Goodwill’s resources and expertise. These include the Workforce Investment Act’s adult, youth, and dislocated worker funding streams; and the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

Fueled by concerns about the deficit and in the wake of another House Committee party-line vote to consolidate dozens of job training programs into a single block grant, job training programs likely will, once again, be a tempting target for cuts in the House FY 2013 Labor, HHS, and Education appropriations bill.

Take action now by urging your representative to support job training programs that help put people back to work.

Goodwill shoppers, donors and other supporters can click here to send a letter.

Goodwill employees can send a letter through the staff or CEO action centers (MyGoodwill log-in required).